April 28, 1980 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Willie Stargell, told that teammate Dave Parker had called him his idol: "That's pretty good, considering that Dave's previous idol was himself."
June 02, 1980 | Jim Kaplan
A "small miracle" kept the big-leaguers on the field and the fans in the stands
March 09, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Donald Davidson, Houston Astro executive, extolling Pitcher Joe Niekro's ability to relax: "It takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes."
July 19, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
September 06, 1982 | Herm Weiskopf
JOE NIEKRO: The Houston righthander lowered his ERA to 2.47 (sixth best in the National League) as he shut out both New York and Montreal 2-0 on a total of only 10 base hits, nine of them singles.